United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

New York
United States

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

The United Nations Environment Programme and Climate and Clean Air Coalition will host a detailed discussion of how reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) contributes to the post-2015 Development Agenda and delivers on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. It will also showcase the exciting work that CCAC Partners, sub-national groups, and cities are taking to address the challenge of SLCPs today and in the near-term.

This event provides an excellent opportunity for the CCAC to:

  • Highlight the multiple benefits that reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) has for sustainable development with focus on climate, health, food security and sustainable energy, within a timeframe relevant to the SDGs;
  • Showcase how SLCP action can support success of multiple goals and targets simultaneously;
  • Showcase what CCAC and its Partners are doing to address SLCPs now; and
  • Highlight opportunities for others to take immediate action to reduce SLCPs based on a concerted media and social outreach plan with partners.

It provides a platform to engage with leaders at the highest levels on how SLCP contributes to achieving multiple sustainable development goals and targets. In addition, CCAC partners can help shape the indicators for the SDGs to reinforce the focus on SLCP contributions.

The Solutions to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Video: The Solutions to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
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